Sowing Seeds Directly Into Soil

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This article will teach you how to organically grow vegetables from a seed.
by Brett · All Zones · Organic Gardening · 0 Comments · August 17, 2010 · 9,309 views

Some herb seeds can be sown directly into the garden. Direct sowing avoids transplant shock. It takes less work but involves more risk from weather, pests, diseases and erosion.

Before sowing seeds directly into the garden, know what conditions are required for germination and growth. Knowing the average frost date for your area helps to avoid losing frost-sensitive vegetables. Seeds planted to early could sprout, and the seedlings could be killed by a late frost.

Sow seeds in a row or broadcast them into a well-raked seedbed, depending on type. Seed packets should have information regarding direct-sowing and spacing requirements. The seedbed should be free of stones or other large debris. Choose a calm day. To broadcast seeds, merely scatter them over the selected area in the garden seedbed. Cover the seeds with a fine layer of soil. Then water with a gentle spray. Avoid washing seed away when watering.




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